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Chickens Can Come to Roost in Anniston Soon

Chickens Can Come to Roost in Anniston

Anniston, AL – Per the Aniston Public Information Officer, Jackson Hodges, the domesticated chicken permit may be obtained starting Monday, October 3rd for $10.00. Each permit will be valid from January 1st through December 31st, and must be renewed yearly.

Link to Permit Application: https://bit.ly/3V0Sh5J
Please see below for permit requirements:
• Site drawing that lists distances to all adjacent buildings, including neighboring structures.
• May keep up to six (6) hens on residential property with a single-family dwelling.
• A person may keep an additional chicken for each 2,000 sq. ft. that the permitted location exceeds 10,000 sq. ft, with a maximum of twenty (20) domesticated at any one permitted location.
• No roosters, or fowl other than hens, are allowed; except for, exotic birds maintained in a cage as pets or novelties.
• The hen coop must be kept at least twenty (20) feet from neighboring residences of different parcels and always kept in a covered enclose or fenced area.
• The hens, coop, and run must be well maintained so that they do not violate the City’s nuisance code for noise, odor, damage, or threats to public safety.
• Each permit is valid for a period of one (1) year starting January 1 through December 31 and must be renewed yearly.
• In addition, if the subject property is not owned by the applicant (per Calhoun County Tax Assessor records), a letter of permission must be issued by the property owner that states that the property owner approves for domesticated chickens to be allowed at this location.
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For questions and/or more information, please contact the Division of Building and Safety Division at: 256-231-7720 or permitting@annistonal.gov.

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